Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2016

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Definition of sous le Dos d’Âne: Below the ridgeline sloping on each side

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 1 parcel in Meursault
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: 1.26 hectares (3.11 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 1995 and 2004
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, “débourbage,” or “settling of the juice,” over 24 hours; then racking and running the must into cask
    • Barrel Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 22% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 allier)
    • Aging: After 12 months in cask, the wine was aged an additional 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling
    • Filtration: Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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  • Domaine Leflaive Meursault Sous Le Dos d’Ane – 2016 – Wine Spectator – 93 Points

    This white shows its potential as it unfolds on the palate, with honey-drenched peach, apple galette, hazelnut, spice and mineral flavors. The finish reaches a crescendo, with honey, hazelnut and stone elements lingering. Best from 2021 through 2033.

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